Five reasons your air conditioner is not working properly

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The biggest annoyance in burning heat is an air conditioner that’s not working properly. There can be a number of reasons behind the non-functioning of your air conditioner, some of which are non-technical and some technical. However, in some cases repairs won’t work and you may need to replace your air conditioner with a new one.

So, if your air conditioner is not working properly, here are the five most common reasons why your AC may not be working at its best:

1. Clogged air filter

It is possible that your air condition is not cooling because of a clogged air filter. In this case, air cannot flow through the filter properly and this strongly affects the cooling potential of the air conditioner. Depending on the filter’s condition, you may need to clean or replace it altogether. Cleaning a clogged air filter is easy. All you have to do is take out the filter and wash it and put it back once it has dried.

2. Dirty Coils

If you are not satisfied with the temperature in your room, even after the air conditioner is on for about an hour, then the condenser coils might be covered with debris. The condenser works like a radiator, after removing heat from the air it dissipates the heat outside. However, it also often ends up catching dust, which, if accumulated, can affect its performance. The dirtier the condenser coil, the less efficient it’s going to be. Debris will also make the condenser to work harder in order to cool the room, thus consuming more power, yet, not cooling the room effectively.

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3. High atmospheric temperature

Every air conditioner has a certain operating temperature at which it can work most efficiently. If the surrounding temperature goes beyond the optimum temperature limit, the efficiency of the air conditioner is significantly decreased. At times, the surrounding temperature is too high for the compressor to bear and it stops working completely. There’s another common mistake that people do while installing the air conditioner, the outdoor unit directly faces the sun. This can cause the air conditioner to stop working or cooling.

4. Insufficient coolant

The coolant is a major part of an air conditioner, responsible for cooling the air while circulating through the evaporator coil. If the level of this coolant drops down, the air conditioner fails to cool. At this stage, you need a technician for air conditioner installation in Calgary AB, because coolant trouble is not repairable in most cases.

5. Faulty Compressor

A compressor is a motor which compresses the coolant and circulates it through the evaporative coil. If your AC is not cooling, a defective compressor can be the reason behind it because the cooling cycle gets broken without a working compressor. This is a problem that needs immediate care because the compressor is the most expensive and important part of an AC.

If your air conditioner is not working properly even now, it is safer to take professional help.

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    My 1.5 split unit air conditioner AU-A12LEV will continue to run so long as there is power but in lest then 5 minute of running, the room temperature will change and return to previous temperature, while both the fan and compressor is still running, at this time, the ice on the body of the compressor will start melting immediately but I can still hear the compressor running even the fan still running but the difference is that the air coming out from the fan will be no longer hot, I don’t really understand, I’ve ensured that it’s not on timing, of course if that’s the case, the compressor should stop running, but if I off and on it back again maybe after 15 minutes of running it will cool again then maybe after 3 minutes again it will stop cooling, don’t really know the problem, maybe if you have encounter such problem, please help me

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    Thanks for sharing this informational post!. Being an HVAC service provider myself, I’ve always reached out to RileyHeatandAir for all my HVAC issues till today’s date. Thank You!

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    My problm my split ac.i stop my ac with remot that time fan stop but compressor still runing atlast fan full ice coming what i do why my compresser continues runing

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